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Authors :- S Adarsh, Sharmila G V and G P Shivashankara.

Volume/Issue:  Volume 2 Issue 6

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Samples of wet precipitation were collected to assess the presence of metals in the wet precipitation in peenya industrial zone, Bengaluru during 12 rain events, on 2015, south-west monsoon. Collected samples were analyzed for pH and metals. The pH ranged between 4.67 – 6.60, which depicted the acidic nature of wet precipitation with a mean pH of 5.08 and presence of metals in the wet precipitation in the following order Iron > Zinc > Manganese > Aluminum > Chromium > Copper > Nickel > Lead > Cadmium. The acidic nature of wet precipitation has resulted in the solubility of metals in particulate matter. Iron was identified to be the dominant species among all the metals.
Index Terms— pH, metals, wet precipitation